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The famous Toyota Tacoma pickup truck will get a new engine next year. The 2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel will see a couple of refreshments but the biggest one is the new oil-burner for sure. This mid-size truck currently rides on its third-generation and this model is among the most popular pickups in its respective segment. Tacoma comes with quality driving manners, stylish exterior, and upscale interior.
The new model 2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel will most likely borrow some cues from the full-size Tundra and the Hilux models. However, the changes are minor and the 2019 Tacoma will not largely depart from the lastly redesigned model. The diesel variant is certain and we can expect this model to arrive in the first half of 2019.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel will see some visual refreshments
Generally, the 2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel will look exactly the same as the gasoline models. The new changes are minor as the truck will keep its dimensions and will ride on the same platform as before. Some visual refreshments will happen and that includes slight front end change.
The front part will now borrow some styling cues from the famous Toyota Hilux. The changes will provide more modern appeal and the attractiveness of this pickup will surely grow. Also, the model will keep the same wheelbase that measures 127.4 inches. Moreover, Toyota could introduce new exterior colors. Standard colors include Barcelona Red Metallic, Blazing Blue Pearl, Cement, Inferno, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Quicksand, Silver Sky Metallic and Super White.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel interior updates
Besides the technology updates, the interior of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel will receive zero updates. However, the interior already looks modern and distinguished so the layout and design will both stay intact. The dashboard will not get a refinement, just like the instrument cluster. This mid-size pickup truck will offer numerous technology features and some of them will receive updates.
We will mention an infotainment system that comes with the support of the latest phone integrations such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. If you want a more luxurious cabin, opt for the famous TRD Pro trim that offers some premium features and materials. However, this variant comes with a gasoline engine. The interior will be offered with eight colors options Black, Black Pkg/Gun Metal, Black/Caramel, Black/Orange, Black/Red, Cement Gray, Graphite and Hickory.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel powertrain info
The upcoming 2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel will arrive soon, however, the specific release date is yet to be announced. The fans can’t wait to see a new 2.8-liter diesel engine. However, there is not that much information about the diesel drivetrain. This four-cylinder turbo unit should offer around 178 horses and the torque numbers will be around 300 lb-ft. A 6-speed automatic transmission will be in the offer.
Some sources are saying that the 3.0-liter diesel engine could make a production as well. This engine will provide less horsepower, up to 164 HP but the torque will be higher and this engine is more durable. It will be interesting to see what will Toyota deliver to the markets. Also, we expect better fuel economy than the gasoline units. From some rumors, the new model will come with a fuel tank capacity of 21.1 gallons same as the gasoline engine. Furthermore, with a full tank, the gasoline version is able to go around 443.10 miles on the highway and in the city 358 miles.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel towing capacity
The new 2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel is the pickup truck that comes with a decent towing capacity. The model will come with a Class-IV towing hitch, Trailer-Sway Control (TSC) that will provide maximum tow 6400 pounds. For the comparison, the new Honda Ridgeline model can maximum tow 5,000 lbs.
2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel price and release date
The price of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma Diesel remains a mystery. The current model starts at $25,500 and the price could go up to $45,000. With that in mind, the diesel variant will be slightly higher, around $27,500. This mid-size pickup truck will hit the dealerships in the first half of 2019 and it will compete with models such as Chevrolet Colorado, Honda Ridgeline and Nissan Frontier.